Our Services


The Sheila Ferrari Dyslexia Centre offers a range of services used by pupils and parents from independent and state schools, covering a wide geographical area.

Our services are delivered by our multi-disciplinary team including Dyslexia specialists, an Educational Therapist, an Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapists and an Educational Psychologist.

Currently, the Centre provides Specialist Assessments and tuition for students with SPLD plus Teacher Training to OCR Levels 5 & 7.

We also offer counselling and therapy for children and consultations for parents covering a wide range of issues regarding home and school.

Access to other professionals including an Educational Therapist, a Speech and Language Therapist and an Occupational Therapist, is also available.

The Centre provides a General tuition finding service for 11+, Common Entrance, French GCSE, English and Maths Catch-up.

There is a homework club, a Parent Forum and support for local SENCOs.


The Sheila Ferrari Dyslexia Centre Team



Dawn Budd BA,Cert Ed, OCR Hornsby (SpLD)

Sally-Ann Conway BA Hons, OCR level5 (SpLD)

Maggie Forbes Hornsby Diploma (SpLD)

Rosie Ford Educational Therapist, Hornsby Diploma SpLD, Post Graduate Studies in Therapeutic Communication with Children (Tavistock)

Jill Geddes  MA, PGCE, Post Grad Cert (SpLD)

Sue Hitching BA Hons, PGCE, OCR Dip. (SpLD)

Wendy Lazarus OCR Level 7 (SpLD) 

Elly Pearce MA Oxon, MAAT, Hornsby Diploma (SpLD)

Margaret Wagland BSc Hons, PGCE, OCR Dip. (SpLD)

Kathy Walker BSc Hons, PGCE, OCR Dip (SpLD)



Dr C. Zabell Chartered Psychologist, BSc Hons, PhD

Carolyn Lovell Occupational Therapist, Dip COT HPC reg

Claire Crivon Speech and Language Therapist, Clinical Communication Science (Hons)

Christine Rose Speech and Language Therapist, BA (Hons), MMed Sci, MRCSLT HPC


“I have left school this summer with 3 A-levels all at grade B and been accepted at Bristol University. A few years ago this seemed like a far-fetched idea, but I believe that what I learned from you has helped me to get to this point today. Dyslexia doesn’t stop you from being an academic, you just have to work that bit harder.”
Kerry McCormack, former student.